'Madam Secretary' season 6: Cast, release date, plot and everything you need to know about the political thriller

'Madam Secretary' season 6: Cast, release date, plot and everything you need to know about the political thriller

The CBS show 'Madam Secretary' has been renewed for season 6 by the network and the news was announced on May 9 by the creators. The show, which centers on actor Téa Leoni's role as the Secretary of the State, Elizabeth McCord will continue to document her political journey as she gets ready to start campaigning as a presidential candidate for the upcoming election. 

Release date:

The new series will premiere on October 6, 10-11 p.m. It is also likely to have between 20 and 24 episodes like the previous five seasons.


Barbara Hall, the co-creator of the series explained about the plot of the upcoming season to TV Line and said, "We’ve always been about pulling back the curtain on the State Department and showing the process of diplomacy, so this is going to be pulling back the curtain on a campaign and everything that that involves."

Season 5 recap:

The season 5 of 'Madam Secretary' saw Elizabeth McCord resign from the post of Secretary of State to launch her presidential campaign for the Oval Office. A lot of thought went into her decision in the show as she kept reconsidering, until finally, in the last few moments of the season she announced her resignation. Finally, the show also put the fine print on which political party the Dalton administration and Elizabeth belong to - no, it is not the Republican party.  Elizabeth would be running as an independent. This was addressed in the season's penultimate episode.  


Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord

Actor Tea Lonis plays the role of Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in 'Madam Secretary'. (Source: CBS)

Actor Téa Leoni plays the titular role, she is Secretary of State, Elizabeth McCord, who serves in the Dalton administration and at the end of season 5, she resigns from the post to launch her presidential campaign as an independent candidate. 

Tim Daly as Henry McCord 

Actor Tim Daly plays the role of Henry McCord in 'Madam Secretary'. (Source: Getty Images)

Actor Tim Daly plays the role of Henry McCord, who is an ethics professor and religious scholar at a university and husband of Elizabeth. The actor, over the seasons, also works on secret missions for the government and after a mission in Afghanistan when he fails to get the support of the government, he resigns as an operative. This occurred in season 3 of the show. 


Keith Carradine as Conrad Dalton

Actor Keith Carradine plays the role of Conrad Dalton in 'Madam Secretary'. (Source: Getty Images)

Conrad Dalton ex-boss of Elizabeth McCord at the Central Intelligence Agency hires her to be the Secretary of State after he becomes the President of USA. The two work together over debates and arguments about the right policies and diplomacy measures. In season 3, when Conrad fails to receive his party's nomination, it is Elizabeth who encourages him to run as an independent candidate. 

Erich Bergen as Blake Moran 

Erich Bergen (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Erich Bergen as Blake Moran played the role of Secretary of State's personal assistant from season 1 to season 5, however, in season 5 he decides to resign from his post and seek for career advancement elsewhere before rejoining her as a policy advisor. It is unclear if Erich will be seen in the upcoming episode. 


Sebastian Arcelus as Jay Whitman

Sebastian Arcelus (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Jay Whitman, played by Sebastian Arcelus, started out as the policy advisor to Secretary of State. After Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth) retired in season 4, Jay replaces her as the Chief of Staff. 

Patina Miller as Daisy Grant

Patina Miller (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)

Actor Patina Miller plays the role of press coordinator of Secretary of State who has helped Elizabeth put out may media fires over the last five seasons. 

Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney

Geoffrey Arend (Getty Images)

Actor Geoffrey Arend plays the role of speechwriter for United States Secretary of State who claims that he is an agnostic, but is repeatedly profiled as a Muslim because he was born to a Pakistani-American Muslim mother. An episode in season 3 of the show features Matt exploring his belief and understanding himself better. 


The show has been renewed recently and the trailer has not been released as of now. 

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